Popping Up Purple

May 8, 2016, posted by Gina – I have always wanted daylilies in my yard and I finally have some beauties. Our former home had a very established, shady yard with large trees and Spanish moss dangling from every branch.  So, sun loving daylilies would not have been very happy in that environment.

Fast forward to our new home where we have plenty of sunny spots in our yard and I seized the opportunity to pop a crop of daylilies in a sunny bed. I chose all purple varieties and this week the blooms came out for the first time for the first time and I could not be happier.

The first and deepest color daylily is Purple De Oro.  The name of the second one just cracks me up, String Bikini.  Just take a look at its shape. Whoever names flowers must have had something a little stronger than sweet tea the day they came up with that one.  And the last with the lightest almost pink color is called a Purple Pinwheel.


string bikini

day lily

I look forward to enjoying these for years to come or at least until my Little Gem Magnolias get too large and shade my sunny area.  But a garden is forever changing and I think that’s what makes it so much fun.

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